import/export

Nov. 18, 2022

Producers in Algeria Anticipate Worst Harvest in 30 Years

North Africa’s largest country is expected to produce just 30,000 tons of olive oil in the 2022/23 crop year, about one-third of the rolling five-year average.

Nov. 14, 2022

Jordan Halts Imports of Olive Oil from Palestine

Citing its own bumper harvest, officials in the kingdom said they would prohibit bulk imports from the neighboring West Bank until the harvest is completed.

Oct. 26, 2022

Spain Wraps up 2021/22 Campaign with Record Sales

Officials estimated that 1 million tons of olive oil were exported with the remaining 600,000 tons sold domestically. Ending stocks are expected to remain stable.

Advertisement

Oct. 24, 2022

Farmers in Gaza Expect Bumper Harvest

Growers expect to harvest 45 tons of olives, allowing them to meet domestic demand for olive oil and table olives and export the rest.

Oct. 17, 2022

Greece Hails Strong Presence in U.S. Table Olive Market as Exports Rise

Greece ranked second among table olives exporters to the United States in the first half of 2022 but received the highest prices.

Oct. 17, 2022

Italy’s Organic Food Sales More than Doubled in the Past Decade

The value of organic agricultural exports also rose by 181 percent in the same period. Wine led the way, but extra virgin olive oil was not far behind.

Advertisement

Jul. 11, 2022

Trade Group Opposes Proposed Retail Sales of Bulk Olive Oil in Europe

Consumers and environmental associations advocate retail sales of olive oil in bulk in the E.U. as a more environmental-friendly practice. Fedolive strongly disagrees.

May. 25, 2022

Olive Oil Exempt from Pakistan Import Ban

The ban is mainly focused on luxury goods in an effort to reduce the country’s massive trade deficit. However, olive oil could be added in the future.

May. 25, 2022

Indonesia Lifts Controversial Palm Oil Export Ban

President Joko Widodo said the decision came as a result of higher global supply and rising cooking oil prices at home.

May. 23, 2022

Global Olive Oil Production Expected to Slip to 2.9M Tons

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects olive oil consumption, exports, imports and ensign stocks to decrease as well.

May. 11, 2022

New Rules for Tunisian Olive Oil Exports to Europe

Tunisian producers who hope to qualify for the E.U.’s duty-free quota must provide details about their shipments and obtain permission from the agricultural ministry.

May. 9, 2022

Italian Police Seize €170,000 of Mislabeled Olive Oil

Italian authorities said they prevented 2.3 million liters of virgin and refined olive oils labeled as extra virgin from entering the market.

May. 4, 2022

Indonesia to Suspend All Cooking Oil Exports

Indonesia's president has announced a blanket ban on cooking oil exports "until further notice," sparking new tension in global markets.

Advertisement

Dec. 8, 2021

Calif. Olive Farmers Should Blame Their Government for Inability to Compete with Spain, Not the E.U.

Uncle Sam paid U.S. farmers a record-high $46.5 billion in 2020. Olive farmers in California missed out.

Nov. 20, 2021

WTO Rules in Favor of Spanish Producers in Table Olive Dispute

The WTO said anti-subsidy tariffs imposed by the United States on Spanish producers in 2018 were illegal. However, the organization rules anti-dumping tariffs could remain.

Nov. 16, 2021

Higher Prices Blamed for Drop in Spanish Exports

Fourteen months of steadily increasing olive oil prices have come as a blessing to many producers, while exporters face resistance.

Nov. 8, 2021

Global Olive Oil Imports Slip

The latest International Olive Council data show that olive oil imports have decreased globally, while table olives imports are on the rise.

Oct. 26, 2021

Olive Oil Producers in Chile Hail a Record Yield

Chile produced 25,500 tons of olive oil in the 2020/21 crop year. But despite the bumper crop, exports fell substantially.

Oct. 20, 2021

European Olive Oil Exports Expected to Recover as Costs Rise

The latest short-term projections show limited growth in exports and steady production. While olive oil prices rose last year, so did production costs.

Oct. 1, 2021

Italian Olive Oil Exports Doubled in Last 20 Years

Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti said an increasing appetite for the Mediterranean diet was fueling exports, but warned a new labeling program could lead to setbacks.

Sep. 23, 2021

WTO Delays Judgement on Spanish Black Olive Tariffs for Third Time

The European Union and the United States are negotiating a solution to the disagreement over anti-dumping tariffs imposed on Spain.

More
Advertisement